London Design Fair: my picks

By Andrew Dunning

Well after a long week, the London Design Festival is almost over and today we are featuring the London Design Fair which is on until tomorrow at the Old Truman Brewery in London East End. The show includes Tent London and Super Brands London and probably has the most to see! It’

How to Replace a Drawstring

By Julie Finn

Fortunately, this repair is dead simple, a fix that you can do even if you have no idea how to sew and no sewing tools at hand.

You will need:

a safety pin. If you don’t have a safety pin, you can use a paperclip instead.

the drawstring. If your drawstring is broken (or you just hat

Design Junction: my picks

By Andrew Dunning

Last night Design Junction was my London Design Festival destination of choice – along with half of the design world I think! Personally I am very happy that the show has moved to Kings Cross, just a short hop from my home. The transformation of Kings Cross has been amazing ove

26 Projects to Make with Plarn

By Julie Finn

Plarn is yarn that you make by cutting up and knotting together plastic bags. If you’re used to knitting and crocheting with natural fibers like cotton and wool, it might sound gross to put plastic on your knitting needles, but check out all of the awesome stuff that you can make wi

Decorex 2016: my picks

By Andrew Dunning

Decorex is considered by many to be the pick of the interior design suppliers. Based in Syon Park for the last few years it has become a destination day out event for me, a great place to source new products and also catch up with industry friends. 5 years ago I was actually the

12 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas from Everyday Items

By Becky Striepe

If you’re planning to make your costume this year, check out some of these fun, DIY Halloween costume ideas!

The mornings are getting crisp around here, and for some reason, that gets Halloween on my mind. My son has already decided to be Mister Rogers for Halloween, and our plan

Focus 2016: my picks

By Andrew Dunning

With six trade shows to attend over the next week I broke my golden rule of not working on Sunday and I headed down to the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour for the start of Focus 2016. As usual ‘the Harbour’ looks beautiful, trade shows here are always a special event. Sadly I ha